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Michael Jackson’s Glove Auctioned for $49,000

Forty-nine thousand dollars.  A four, a nine, and three zeros.   Yep, that’s the amount the Las Vegas Hard Rock paid for the jewel encrusted glove worn by Michael Jackson during his 1996 wedding to his second wife, Debbie Rowe.  On the day the two were married, they attended a Sydney, Australia  premiere of the film “Ghosts”.  At the conclusion of the performance, Jackson tossed his glove into the crowd where it was caught by music memorabilia collector, Bill Hibble.      MichaelJacksonglove

This is the first of the iconic Jackson gloves that has gone on sale since his June 25th death.  However there are at least three more scheduled for auction this year.  In November, the Hard Rock Cafe New York will be hosting a memorabilia auction to support MusiCares.  One of the evenings top draws is expected to be the sequined glove Jackson wore at the 1983 Motown 25th Anniversary special – the event where he first performed his “moonwalk”. 

Curator Warwick Stone plans to place Jackson’s wedding glove on display with other memorabilia at the Las Vegas Hard Rock, but, as of yet, hasn’t announced when.

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Michael Jackson’s Death Draws Huge Auction Sales in Las Vegas

Before he died, Michael Jackson was on the down and out, broke to the tune of approximately $50 million- and growing.  

Now that he’s gone, sales for any of his memorabilia are skyrocketing, with his children and estate executor more than likely well taken care of for their lifetimes. 

On Friday, Julien’s Auction sold photos of Jackson, autographed albums and other memorabilia for a hefty sum at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. 

Jackson’s lot was expected to gross $10,000 to $30,000.  It raked in $205,000.

“He’s back on top. He’s shining with the stars in heaven,” said Warwick Stone, who bought a piece of Jackson. 

A Jackson 5 album signed by the band garnered $27,000.  Vintage photos: $2,200.  A Victory Tour costume shirt of Michael’s: $42,000. 

Stone finds it sad but true that it takes dying to put Jackson’s value “back on the top.”

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